For those of you that aren’t familiar with Raf Nicholson’s work, I’d suggest following her on Twitter, especially if you want to brush up on all things women’s cricket. We call her the Oracle. She’s also an accomplished basoonist.
As well as writing for a range of outlets, she runs CRICKETher, a one-stop shop for her output. In this piece, she quantifies just how big a deal a sold-out Lord’s is for the Women’s World Cup final.
Strong tweet, this. Make it happen, weather…
The elements around that knock are really quite something when you look back on them. Agnew panning Nasser’s ODI record (rightly so, probably). There’s fascinating insight in his book about that period, not least the levels of doubt he was experiencing as his career came to an end. He’d wake up in the middle of the night and fiddle with his grip. Shadow batting relentlessly in his hotel room. Mithali’s got the right idea – go get it. Or watch this:
Unchartered areas: Nasser has good bant.
“This match will do well to rival Tuesday’s thriller,” writes Stephen Cooper. You’re telling me. I think I’ve just about recovered. I made the cardinal sin of welping when Jenny Gunn hit a shot through midwicket. Can’t be cheering in a press box. I need to undergo some form of penance. Maybe I’ll stay in Derby for another couple of nights (I jest, it’s been good to me on this trip). “I’m looking to India to…